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2020 Six Nations: Punters backing ‘England to lift prestigious trophy’

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The Six Nations returns, with Wales looking to defend their title at the 2020 tournament.

The action gets underway on Saturday, where the champions host Italy at the Millennium Stadium. The visitors will be out for revenge having lost all five of their games in the 2019 competition.

Saturday also sees Ireland host Scotland, with England then travelling to Paris on Sunday to complete the opening round of fixtures.

10950563 – rugby world cup 2011 bronze third place match between australia and wales at the eden park rugby stadium in auckland, new zealand on friday october 21, 2011.

Despite winning all five games last time out, Wales find themselves as third favourites to win the 2020 Six Nations. They are currently 6/1 to lift the trophy.

And it’s England who can be backed at 10/11 to win this year’s tournament, ahead of rivals Ireland at 4/1. Also in contention are France at 13/2, with Scotland available at 40/1.

And finally Italy once again find themselves as massive outsiders at 750/1.

As well as the famous Six Nations trophy, there are of course several other team awards on offer. These include the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam.

England are currently 6/5 to win the Triple Crown, in which they would defeat the so-called ‘Home Nations’ of Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

It’s currently 2/1 for no one to achieve the feat, and 13/2 for Ireland to manage the achievement. Wales and Scotland are available at 12/1 and 66/1 respectively.

The Grand Slam meanwhile occurs when one side defeats all the others, with Wales achieving the feat last year. They are available at 14/1 to do it once again in 2020.

It is, however, 5/4 for no Grand Slam winner, and 15/8 for England to manage such a success. Ireland are available at 9/1, with France currently 18/1.

It’s 100/1 for Scotland and 1000/1 for Italy.
There are also several notable personal successes on offer, none more so than the Top Try-scorer and Player of the Tournament awards.

England winger Jonny May is favourite at 4/1 to score the most tries throughout the tournament, with his Welsh counterpart Josh Adams available at 9/2.

French wing Teddy Thomas is currently 10/1, as is Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale. France’s Damian Penaud and England’s Manu Tuilagi can be backed at 16/1 and 18/1 respectively.

And in the Player of the Tournament category, it’s the England trio of Maro Itoje, Owen Farrell and Tom Curry who are among the favourites.

Itoje and Farrell are currently 10/1 to scoop the award, with Curry available at 12/1.

The competition comes to an end in mid-March, where one nation will lift the famous trophy after a challenging schedule in front of their adoring audiences.

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